Photos and thoughts; Cars; 1950s; 1960s

Classic cars – higher echelon

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I DIDN’T TAKE THESE PHOTOS!  Some folks that owns these beauties took them – I just want to show off some really nice rides!

Around Christmastime I wanted to do a post on a FANTASY GARAGE GIVEAWAY – where I, as “John Beresford Tipton” (The Millionaire) would bestow riches upon the worthy populous – completely at my discretion. You may think some of these wonderful cars are crap, or “what the hell was this kook thinkin;?  But, I, in my eccentric way found value in these fine automobiles.

Anyway — I was buying them a classic car instead of giving them a check for a mil.  Here’s what I was going give from my fantasy garage:

1969 Mercedes 280SL

1952 Buick Estate Wagon

1952 Buick Estate Wagon

1959 Alfa Romeo Veloce Spider

1959 Alfa Romeo Veloce Spider

1960 Ford Country Squire

1960 Jaguar Mark II Saloon

1961 Porsche Roadster 356

1961 Porsche 356 Roadster

1962 Buick Invicta Estate Wagon

1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible

1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible

1962 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible

1962 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible (possibly Parisienne)

1969 Mercedes Benz 600 Pullman

Another shot of that 600 Pulllman because it's so freekin' classy!

1970 Range Rover

1978 MG B

1978 MG B

1994 Porsche Speedster 964

1994 964 Speedster

2008 Bullitt Mustang

2010 4 Runner

2010 Ford F250

Happy Motoring!

btw ~~ a $million just doesn’t buy what it used to!

Written by sorrentolens

January 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm

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  1. Great cars. I’ll take one of each. My friend owns this porsche;

    James Grillo

    January 26, 2010 at 8:36 pm

  2. Well, if you’re giving these away, sign me up for the 1969 Mercedes 280SL – one of my all-time favorites.

    The Sluice Box

    January 27, 2010 at 1:59 am

  3. Bullitt Mustang! Yeah, baby!

    Scott Thomas Photography

    January 27, 2010 at 12:36 pm

  4. Nice cars, but none fit the definition of “Classic” cars…

    Arethur E. Lloyd III

    January 29, 2010 at 3:11 pm

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      A lot of us consider our old cars classics. So let’s start with some edited definitions right out of the dictionary that would apply to car lovers like yourself. (definitions are not in alphabetical order but represent a chronological order)

      antique 1. Belonging to, made in, or typical of an earlier period. 2. Of or dealing in antiques. 3. Old-fashioned. –an·tique n. 1. An object having special value because of its age, especially a domestic item like a car or piece of furniture or handicraft esteemed for its artistry, beauty, or period of origin.

      vintage 1. A group or collection of people or things sharing certain characteristics. 2. A year or period of origin. 3. Length of existence; age. –vin·tage adj. 1. Of or relating to a vintage. 2. Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic. 3. Old or outmoded. 4.a. Of the best. b. Of the most distinctive.

      classic 1.a. Belonging to the highest rank or class. b. Serving as the established model or standard. c. Having lasting significance or worth; enduring. 2.a. Adhering or conforming to established standards and principles. b. Of a well-known type; typical. 3. a. Formal, refined, and restrained in style. b. Simple and harmonious; elegant. 4. A typical or traditional example. 5. Informal. A superior or unusual example of its kind. 6. A traditional event, especially a major sporting event that is held annually.

      milestone 1. A stone marker set up on a roadside to indicate the distance in miles from a given point. 2. An important event, as in a person’s career, the history of a nation, or the advancement of knowledge in a field; a turning point.

      collectible 1. That it can be collected 2. Suitable or desirable for collecting as by a hobbyist _n any of a class of old things, but not antiques, that people collect as a hobby, specifically a thing of no intrinsic value.


      January 29, 2010 at 4:28 pm

  5. I would take any of the European cars. All very nice choices. I would have like to see some 60’s BMWs thrown in the mix as well.


    January 20, 2011 at 12:30 am

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